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SAFEGUARDING SCOTLAND'S RESOURCES - A PROGRAMME FOR THE EFFICIENT USE OF OUR MATERIALS

SAFEGUARDING SCOTLAND'S RESOURCES - A PROGRAMME FOR THE EFFICIENT USE OF OUR MATERIALS

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ISBN: 9781780459127

Consultation on a programme to encourage the sustainable use of our resources, to support both the environment and economy.

Executive Summary

This consultation builds on our Zero Waste Plan’s vision of a Scotland where we waste as little as possible - recognising that every item and material we use is a resource which has a value. Using materials efficiently, avoiding waste and reusing items are our priorities because they deliver the greatest benefits, both financially and environmentally.

We are seeking views on a programme of proposals to drive progress towards that vision in the broad areas of working with businesses; product design and packaging; reuse; and influencing behaviours. The proposals are designed to deliver benefits across:

• Scotland’s economy;

• Environmental protection;

• Carbon savings;

• Resource conservation; and

• Behaviour change.